New You Boot Camp’s Life Skills Team wanted to ensure you reach your goals and this New Year is YOUR YEAR!! So we wanted to help you make sure that you can make 2014 your year and make sure that you have the skills
It is possible but it does take focus, planning, and a determination to stick with the resolutions for the same amount of time it takes to change a habit, so that the resolutions also turn into new habits.
It is imperative for you to change your behaviour and create a habit. A habit will last!! Your brain cannot focus on an aspiration for very long. Did you know that 88% of people fail to keep their New Year’s Resolution and this is because the brain cannot deal with the amount of will power required to keep an aspiration going. You absolutely need to change the behaviour as your brain can absolutely work with you to create a new habit. To outline the difference between a resolution and a habit. You can see the difference. A habit is precise, it is measurable. This is key!
Resolution: Lose Weight vs. Habit: Every evening after work, go for a 2-3 minute run or walk around the block.
We have found a fantastic blog to really explaining the intricacies to you all. http://blog.bufferapp.com/the-science-of-new-years-resolutions-why-88-fail-and-how-to-make-them-work
Baby steps are key. Manageable steps that can be marked for results are key. Your brain must stay focused, positive and in full engagement with your life change. Remember to concentrate on one thing. Making a whole list of changes such as quit smoking, lose weight, make new friends, get a new job, move to the seaside, stop drinking and be more healthy….( it’s exhausting just writing the list) is not possible to achieve all of this in one go!! Pick one thing. Concentrate on it. Stay focused. Make the new habit a life change. Then move on to the next change you would like to make.
You can make this change. You can be successful and ultimately you are already awesome you just want to make a tweek. Make sure you set a good plan out and you will succeed. You know where we are if you need anything, even if it is just a gee up. To get you started we have found a tick list for you that might help too. Here are ten top tips on Wiki How that we think are fantastic for all of you. http://www.wikihow.com/Stick-to-a-New-Year’s-Resolution
Remember that New year’s Day is just one day of the year. if you want to use it as a marker then you do that but you can change a habit any day you choose. This is up to you and if New Year’s Day is your day then good for you!! We are right behind you and you can achieve your dreams in 2014.